[Lyrarl] Cornell Open

Sharla Lair Sharla.Lair at lyrasis.org
Wed Sep 7 11:51:06 EDT 2016


The following is an announcement from Cornell University Press about the launch of their new open access portal for classic out-of-print titles. Please feel free to share the announcement and the accompanying survey with your community.


This summer, Cornell University Press launched Cornell Open<http://bit.ly/2ci88dS>, a new global open-access portal for classic out-of-print titles from the catalog of Cornell University Press<http://bit.ly/2bFi1xy>. The project is funded by the newly created Humanities Open Book Program<http://bit.ly/2bTDVOw>, a collaborative effort between the National Endowment for the Humanities<http://bit.ly/2bVBvl6> and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation<http://bit.ly/2bVB0Yr>.

Selection Process
Cornell University Library and Press staff began the process of selecting the first twenty books to be digitized with the NEH grant by examining over two decades of the library's circulation statistics for influential Press titles which are currently out-of-print. Scholars and subject specialists in selected fields were then asked to evaluate the list of prospective titles using both this quantitative data and their own knowledge of research and teaching needs in their specialty areas, to choose those books of greatest continuing interest and relevance.

Subject Areas
Currently, twenty titles are available from Literary Criticism and Theory, German Studies, and Slavic Studies subject areas. Cornell University Press plans to digitize 150 books up and through 2019. The next phase will expand access into more subject areas such as Anthropology, Classics, Political Science and more out-of-print titles in Literary Studies.

Cornell Open titles are available on Cornell Open's website<http://bit.ly/2ci6jgX> as well as on platforms of collaborative partners JSTOR<http://bit.ly/2bFjKmn> and Project MUSE<http://bit.ly/2c3YQBy>. They are soon to be located on HathiTrust and OAPEN in both PDF and EPUB3 formats. Links to purchase print on demand copies will also be available in the near future.

Social media badges have been created to help market these titles to your community. You may use the badges in any way that you like. Access Badges<http://bit.ly/2coIVww>

Cornell Open titles are selected based on circulation and impact over time and are encouraged for course use. Is this content useful at your institution? How will you use these titles? What are your thoughts about the Cornell Open Program as a whole? Please give us your feedback by filling out a brief survey.

Access Survey<http://bit.ly/CornellOpen>

You are welcome and encouraged to distribute this survey to other faculty at your institution.

Thank you,

Sharla Lair
Licensing Program Strategist
sharla.lair at lyrasis.org<mailto:sharla.lair at lyrasis.org>
404-977-0060 cell
sharla.lair Skype


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